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Early Offer: Kris Boyd, Holton Hill help shape Lone Star battle
Kyler Murray isn't only high-profile Texan who will shape future of Lone Star State recruiting

Recruit breakdown: DE CeCe Jefferson
Versatile defender has the first-step quickness and range to create problems as both a run defender and pass-rusher.

Position that needs improvement: Kentucky
The Wildcats have a talented quarterback in Patrick Towles but they need to get more production from the receivers.

Position that needs improvement: Iowa
Offensive tackle typically a strength for Iowa, but both starters from 2014 season have departed.

Position that needs improvement: Louisville
Though the Louisville Cardinals returned players who combined to start over 100 games, there was inconsistency on the offensive line.

Position that needs improvement: Kansas State
This week, we're taking a closer look at one specific area each Big 12 team needs to improve before 2015.

Position that needs improvement: Nebraska
Nebraska has been playing catch-up at the linebacker spot since it moved from the Big 12 to the Big Ten.

Position that needs improvement: Oregon
Oregon has an intriguing reloading challenge entering 2015

Position that needs improvement: Georgia
Georgia has several spots that need improvement in 2015, but the biggest one is at quarterback, where Brice Ramsey enters as the lead candidate.

Position that needs improvement: Georgia Tech
Defensive line needs to create more negative plays for opposing offenses in 2015.

Position that needs improvement: Louisville
Though the Louisville Cardinals returned players who combined to start over 100 games, there was inconsistency on the offensive line.

Position that needs improvement: Georgia Tech
Defensive line needs to create more negative plays for opposing offenses in 2015.

Midyear additions: Florida State
Eight recruits have enrolled at Florida State, according to the program's official site.

Position that needs improvement: Florida State
Florida State needs to focus on its linebacker position this offseason.

Weekend recruiting wrap: ACC
Another weekend in the ACC is in the rearview mirror with N.C. State winning a big inter conference battle, and the Pittsburgh Panthers gaining some January defensive momentum under Pat Narduzzi.

ACC morning links: Will Heels-Wake start a trend?
A daily look around the ACC.

No. 4 prospect Iman Marshall stays calm during hectic finish
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Iman Marshall is visiting Oregon this weekend but has six or seven teams still in the mix.

Position that needs improvement: Duke
Every team has issues to address this offseason, and this week weâ

Recruit breakdown: DE Arden Key
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Recruit breakdown: DE Arden Key -- The long, lean Key has the potential to become a major pass-rushing threat off the edge.

UNC, Wake Forest deserve credit for schedule choice
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ACC rivals North Carolina and Wake Forest scheduled a home-and-home nonconference series for 2019 and 2021.

Big 12 Tuesday mailbag
Big 12 mailbag: Could Baylor end up with quarterback problem? How high could Texas' recruiting class rise?

#NSD2015: State of Texas hanging on every tweet
Several coveted recruits considering rivals Texas, Texas A&M as signing day nears.

Position that needs improvement: Kansas State
This week, we're taking a closer look at one specific area each Big 12 team needs to improve before 2015.

Roundtable: Final week Big 12 recruiting storylines
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All eyes will be on Texas as the Longhorns try to put the finishing touches on what could be a special class for head coach Charlie Strong.

Position that needs improvement: Kansas
The Kansas Jayhawks, who finished 3-9 in 2014, haven't had stability at quarterback since 2009.

Weekend recruiting wrap: Big 12
Weekend recruiting wrap: Big 12

Big 12 tipping point classes
Signing day is just around the corner and several Big 12 teams have the opportunity to put their stamp on their recruiting class.

Daily Social Roundup: Two Texas A&M vs. Texas battles to be decided Friday
The state of Texas is literally hanging on every word and tweet of a handful of top uncommitted prospects that will provide bragging rights.

Big 12 morning links
Devonte Fields, who was the preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year before getting booted from TCU in late July, is taking a visit to Louisville.

Early Offer: John Burt comes full circle with second Texas pledge
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It's not often a recruit commits to the same school twice, but that's what happened with ESPN 300 receiver John Burt on Monday.

College football's top 10 QBs
Week 4 provided yet another reminder of the wonderful uncertainty and unpredictability of the college game.And suffice to say, the drama tends to center on the guys taking the snaps.

Best cross-conference recruiting battles
Some recruits get attention from all over the country. Whether it’s their prowess or proximity to multiple teams, top prospects will have schools from multiple conferences pursuing them.

Recruit and return: UCF Knights
You won’t find UCF in the top 40 of the class rankings, but the Knights currently rank at No. 6 in the American Athletic Conference rankings. After the Knights’ 52-42 victory over Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, here’s a look at how UCF has done on the recruiting trail and what it will need to do moving forward to capitalize on its BCS win.

Chat wrap: College GameDay
Join our ESPN.com college football experts as they preview Saturday's matchups.Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 9 a.m. ET. See you there.

Unfamiliar foes: USF
Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall ends today with USF.

Big East lunchtime links
Have a great weekend! The No. 1 player Paul Dehner Jr. says has to develop for Cincinnati this season is .... Louisville picked up two commitments Thursday.

Aresco looks to the future of the American
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When the calendar turns to July 1 on Monday, the American Athletic Conference officially begins operations.It has been a turmoil-filled two years for the league no longer known as the Big East.

Rising stock of Teddy Bridgewater
The 2013 college football season has the potential to be one of the greatest quarterback classes ever. Eight of the top 10 teams in last year’s final AP Poll return their starting quarterbacks, and every conference except the Big 12 returns either their first- or second-team quarterbacks from last season.

Big East mailbag
Coming at you one day early.Bigg Edd Gladney in Somerset, N.J., writes: Since Pitt will not let Shell return to the team, would it be a good idea for Rutgers or Temple to make a play for him (since he wants to be on the East Coast, close to his daughter and family)?

Big East lunchtime links
Plenty of recruiting news. Receiver Johnny Holton needs to step up for Cincinnati this year. Former Louisville linebacker Otis Wilson is set for induction into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame on Friday.

Position that needs improvement: Iowa
Offensive tackle typically a strength for Iowa, but both starters from 2014 season have departed.

Season report card: Michigan State
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Season report card: Michigan State Spartans -- Mark Dantonio's team faced a tough schedule but pulled off another 11-win season.

Position that needs improvement: Nebraska
Nebraska has been playing catch-up at the linebacker spot since it moved from the Big 12 to the Big Ten.

Nebraska recruit Neal stokes fire of budding rivalry with Michigan
Nebraska and Michigan are scheduled to play in 2018. If the past few days in recruiting serve as an indication, the game can't get here soon enough.

Season report card: Michigan
A 5-7 campaign with nearly as many apologies as victories ended Brady Hoke's coaching tenure at Michigan.

Tight end faces tight call between Michigan, UCLA
ESPN 300 tight end Chris Clark faces a tight call between the Michigan Wolverines and UCLA Bruins but believes he can't go wrong with either.

Position that needs improvement: Minnesota
Departures leave team thin and in need of playmakers ate wide receiver.

Season report card: Maryland
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Season report card: Maryland Terrapins -- The Terps had an unexpected modicum of success in their first season in the Big Ten.

Weekend recruiting wrap: Big Ten
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The Big Ten recruiting weekend saw big commits for Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State, along with several other visitors around the conference.

Big Ten morning links
A daily look around the Big Ten conference.

Two-star Scoobs: Arizona State
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Two-star Scoobs: Story of Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly is pretty well known

Top 2014 performances: Nelson Agholor
We continue our series looking at some of the top individual performances in the Pac-12 in 2014.

Take Two: Is Oregon a preseason top-10 team?
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It may come down to how much the Ducks miss Heisman winner Marcus Mariota in 2015.

Oregon's rebuilding project begins at QB
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Oregon's rebuilding project begins at QB, and whether someone can successfully replace Marcus Mariota will determine if the Ducks remain elite.

Position that needs improvement: Oregon
Oregon has an intriguing reloading challenge entering 2015

Tight end faces tight call between Michigan, UCLA
ESPN 300 tight end Chris Clark faces a tight call between the Michigan Wolverines and UCLA Bruins but believes he can't go wrong with either.

Pac-12 Quarterback Power Rankings: No. 4
On Monday we started the final Pac-12 Quarterback Power Ranking of the season, one that takes a look at the entire body of work accrued throughout the full season.

Position that needs improvement: Colorado
Mike MacIntyre's program is obviously in need of across-the-board improvement, but we'll address the most glaring shortcoming here.

Marshawn Lynch resists easy media definition
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Marshawn Lynch resists easy media definition, but former coach Jeff Tedford believes he's just misunderstood.

Weekend recruiting wrap: Pac-12
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The conference recruiting race is heating up with little more than a week until signing day.

Season report card: Missouri Tigers
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Season report card: Missouri Tigers -- You can't argue with the results Gary Pinkel has achieved in three seasons in the SEC including to East titles.

Recruit breakdown: DE CeCe Jefferson
Versatile defender has the first-step quickness and range to create problems as both a run defender and pass-rusher.

Position that needs improvement: Kentucky
The Wildcats have a talented quarterback in Patrick Towles but they need to get more production from the receivers.

Season report card: Ole Miss
Team exceeded lofty expectations despite a difficult finish to the season.

Position that needs improvement: Georgia
Georgia has several spots that need improvement in 2015, but the biggest one is at quarterback, where Brice Ramsey enters as the lead candidate.

Season report card: South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina dipped to 7-6 in 2014 after winning 11 games each of the previous three seasons. The hardest part for everybody associated with the program was the way the Gamecocks lost games.

Position that needs improvement: Florida
The Florida Gators need to improve their quarterback position in 2015.

Playoff may not be SEC party some envisioned
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The 2014 season showed that the SEC is unlikely to regularly get two playoff bids.

Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC
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This was one of two remaining weekends for recruits to take visits until national signing day. The weekend was full of news including over 10 commitments in the SEC.

Daily Social Roundup: Two Texas A&M vs. Texas battles to be decided Friday
The state of Texas is literally hanging on every word and tweet of a handful of top uncommitted prospects that will provide bragging rights.


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